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Indonesia Might Yet Amend 2021 Public Holidays

Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta)
Posted: Monday, February 15, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: April 6, 2022

Indonesia's Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform, Tjahjo Kumolo, has announced that the Indonesian government might yet review and re-evaluate national public holidays and joint leave throughout 2021, in line with the development of the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia ("Perlu evaluasi lagi keputusan yang sudah ada terkait cuti, libur, dan lain-lain selama tahun 2021").

Currently, the list of 2021 public holidays and collective leave days in Indonesia, for both the private and public sectors, stands as announced in the Joint Decree (SKB) on National Holidays and Joint Leave in 2021, signed by the Minister of Religion, the Minister of Manpower and the MenPAN, late last summer (2020-09-11).

Recall that the initially-released (2019-08-27) list of 2020 public holidays in Indonesia was modified multiple times.

First, 4 additional cuti bersama (collective leave days), on May 28-29, August 21 and October 30, were added to the list of 2020 public holidays and collective leave days (2020-03-09).

A month later (2020-04-09), Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Muhadjir Effend, announced that the then upcoming Idul Fitri (End of Ramadan) joint leave holidays, scheduled for May 26-29, 2020, was moved to December 28-31, 2020. In the subsequent weeks, the 2020 Idul Fitri holidays would be moved again twice (2020-05-21 and 2020-05-20).

The year-end amalgamation of annual Christmas holidays and the 2020 postponed public holidays were then cut down, after a few weeks of deliberation (2020-12-01, 2020-11-24, 2020-11-23 and 2020-10-19).

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